Fierce steps down as Vega Squadron coach to trial as IGL

Artem "Fierce" Ivanov has transitioned from the position of Vega Squadron's coach to an active playing role, beginning his trial as the team's new in-game leader.

Vega Squadron's former coach, Artem "Fierce" Ivanov, has completed the active lineup alongside Igor "crush" Shevchenko, whose transfer from pro100 to the sharks was announced on Wednesday.

The Russian, who had been standing behind the team since September 2017, will try out as the new in-game leader, taking over the role from Dmitriy "jR" Chervak, who will instead focus on "improving his sniping skills" going forward.

Fierce completes Vega Squadron's roster

With their roster finalized, Vega Squadron are aiming to recover from disappointing results, such as at StarLadder ImbaTV Invitational Chongqing, where they placed fifth-sixth following losses to MVP PK and TYLOO in the group stage.

"Our team didn’t just change the roster, we also witnessed the role swap here. We let jR improve his sniper skills and had to find a person to lead the team. From this day on it’s going to be Fierce and I hope that his experience as a coach will help Artem work together with his old mates and our newcomer, crush." Vega Squadron's manager, Alexander "Lk-" Lemeshev, said in a statement.

"The roster clearly understands that in order to improve their gameplay there’s a lot of work to be done and sacrifices to be made. I’m glad that every single player is eager to face such challenges because our fans deserve seeing the results of such work, be it high-skill performance or new titles."

Vega Squadron's roster is now the following:

Russia Leonid "chopper" Vishnyakov
Ukraine Dmitriy "jR" Chervak
Russia Pavel "hutji" Lashkov
Ukraine Igor "crush" Shevchenko
Russia Artem "Fierce" Ivanov (on trial)

Russia Nikolay "mir" Bityukov (transfer list)
Russia Sergey "keshandr" Nikishin (transfer list)

The team are set to begin their journey in the StarSeries i-League Season 5 CIS Qualifier on April 20. They have been placed in Group B alongside FlipSid3, GoodJob, and HOLLYWOOD.

Russia Leonid 'chopper' Vishnyakov
Leonid 'chopper' Vishnyakov
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
559
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Ukraine Igor 'crush' Shevchenko
Igor 'crush' Shevchenko
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
560
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
Ukraine Dmitriy 'jR' Chervak
Dmitriy 'jR' Chervak
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
489
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.11
Russia Sergey 'keshandr' Nikishin
Sergey 'keshandr' Nikishin
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
314
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.15
Russia Nikolay 'mir' Bityukov
Nikolay 'mir' Bityukov
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
517
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Russia Pavel 'hutji' Lashkov
Pavel 'hutji' Lashkov
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
410
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Russia Artem 'Fierce' Ivanov
Artem 'Fierce' Ivanov
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.57
Maps played:
5
KPR:
0.39
DPR:
0.75
APR:
0.11
#2
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Poland MrLegionista 
lul
2018-04-19 11:29
#14
smooya | 
Austria shaakeh 
destroying a team 101
2018-04-19 11:31
#16
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United Kingdom Tendies 
It's a shame that people can't get on
2018-04-19 11:33
#29
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United Kingdom UnitedKingdom 
Standard easterns tbh.
2018-04-19 12:00
0/8
2018-04-19 12:41
Kinda what happend when North kicked k0nfig
2018-04-19 11:55
+1
2018-04-19 13:52
oh no
2018-04-19 11:29
#4
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CIS CA1MAN 
yeah wtf
2018-04-19 11:29
omfg
2018-04-19 11:30
#6
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Russia v1p3rrr 
Welcome to cis minor next year
2018-04-19 11:30
Ok
2018-04-19 11:30
#8
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Europe artilele 
who ok
2018-04-19 11:30
ok
2018-04-19 11:30
2 weeks then disband
2018-04-19 11:31
>ruski >IGL Choose one
2018-04-19 11:31
rush b cyka blyat
2018-04-19 11:33
#58
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Ukraine margred 
True)
2018-04-19 18:28
#12
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Ukraine ConTriiD 
Need def
2018-04-19 11:31
LUL, i beat this retard on faceit, he is so bad on skill bases tbh, like i have 8 faceit lvl and didn't feel hes skill.
2018-04-19 11:31
#44
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Denmark fm100 
8FACEIT LVL!?!!
2018-04-19 13:07
#15
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Norway Phancy11 
I pretty sure even him better than b1ad3 (aimwise).
2018-04-19 11:32
#20
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Reunion kolgab 
who the fuck count on b1ad3 and flipside in 2k18?
2018-04-19 11:36
Blade is below LE matchmaking level.
2018-04-19 12:56
Worldedit/markeloff might actually be a god choice
2018-04-19 15:28
Ruski IGL >rush b don't stop >force every round >p90's >rage every round
2018-04-19 11:34
#36
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Russia Sur10n 
>p90's wrong,its vega >mac10's
2018-04-19 12:19
#41
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Russia superknyaz 
Polish player > rage at ruskis no matter what is happening, and try to kick > rage at germans, but try to kick ruskis > rage at your own polish teammates, but try to kick ruskis > rage at everyone when losing, even if your skill is shit... still try to kick ruskis choose one
2018-04-19 13:02
one
2018-04-19 16:41
never heard of him lol
2018-04-19 11:35
#22
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Armenia gr1nch 
lUl
2018-04-19 11:45
From tier 2 to tier 3
2018-04-19 11:51
interesting but probably wont work
2018-04-19 11:51
#25
hye | 
Russia sosi 
rip vega((
2018-04-19 11:52
#26
ableJ | 
Bangladesh DisableJ 
Won't work Rip vega
2018-04-19 11:54
Rip vega Hope mir and choppar Can join f3 now
2018-04-19 11:56
gl fierce never listen to the haters in comments
2018-04-19 12:01
#46
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Denmark fm100 
Lmao
2018-04-19 13:09
#31
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Russia M13f 
rip my Vega =((
2018-04-19 12:05
LMAO vega from tier2 to tier27 instantly hahahahahahaha budget vega now they dont have any money left thats the problem
2018-04-19 12:09
gl Fierce :)
2018-04-19 12:16
lmfa000000
2018-04-19 12:13
#35
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Ukraine ravenous150 
rip vega
2018-04-19 12:18
#37
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United States AjAjCaptain 
16-2 vs NiP btw
2018-04-19 12:20
Then they probably should get a better awper, since jr is no longer the igl.
2018-04-19 12:33
Even though he's perfectly fine? And there are no better awpers to get? Sound
2018-04-20 08:59
Smike is a good option. Sure there are more options.
2018-04-20 10:11
There are options, whether those options are better is another story
2018-04-20 14:20
#39
hye | 
Russia sosi 
where is MIR??
2018-04-19 12:36
#42
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Russia superknyaz 
he left Vega with keshandr a week before
2018-04-19 12:56
on the transfer list
2018-04-19 16:42
A COACH
2018-04-19 13:08
Uffff rip vega?
2018-04-19 13:24
#48
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Australia not_prokda 
luuluululululuululluullulululululululul
2018-04-19 13:25
#49
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Germany Vini_1337 
Fierce he is the russian coach but the mir, he is the cis coldzera
2018-04-19 13:26
0.79 rating wtf
2018-04-19 13:48
#52
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Spain Silber_ 
1 map
2018-04-19 14:28
The guy never played pro cs and now he is playing for a tier 2 team kk
2018-04-19 15:36
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